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Sharing is caring: dinner party recipes for Valentine’s Day

by Lottie Huckle

published on 8 February 2016

If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a feast for friends rather than a dinner for two, we’ve got a recipe collection that will take your dinner party to the next level. So get out the extra chairs and camping cutlery; this year on Valentine’s Day, sharing is caring.

Celebration Rice

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Celebration Rice with Lamb, Chicken and Garlic Yoghurt

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

A joyous and decadent dish from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team, this recipe combines delicately spiced chicken pieces with savoury, lamb-enriched rice. Top off with a tangy yoghurt dress, a sprinkling of pomegranate, and some toasted nuts.

From the book

Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

by Claire Ptak

If you’re hosting a Valentine’s-themed weekend brunch this year, these sweet cinnamon buns from The Violet Bakery Cookbook will go down a storm with a crowd of hungry breakfasters. And if you don’t fancy the fuss on the day, you can make this recipe ahead of time and freeze until needed. 

Mary Berry Chicken and Herb Casserole | Midweek Meal

Mary Berry’s Rather Special Chicken and Herb Casserole

Fragant with bay, sage, and thyme, Mary Berry’s succulent chicken is served in a delicate white wine and creème fraîche sauce.

Jamie Oliver Stuffed Salmon | Easy Seafood Main

Jamie Oliver’s Stuffed Salmon

Recipes like Jamie Oliver’s stuffed salmon are crying out to be served in the centre of the table on one big dish with a couple of serving spoons. If you’re looking for an elegant sharing feast, this recipe is the one for you.

Red Velvet Cake

Nadiya Hussain’s Red Velvet Cake

Treat your friends and loved ones to a multi-layer extravaganza of a bake with Nadiya Hussain’s luscious recipe for red velvet cake. With its Valentine’s-appropriate colour scheme, it’s guaranteed to impress.


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